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Formula 1 British GP
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Jon Noble: The real choice Red Bull has to make about Perez’s F1 future

OPINION: Sergio Perez’s future at Red Bull is under even greater scrutiny after a dismal British Grand Prix. With performance clauses in his contract and replacements set to be assessed, one other critical factor may push the Formula 1 team into sticking or twisting

Just after qualifying for the British Grand Prix, and inside Red Bull’s tyre storage area underneath its trackside offices, senior engineers were spotted in what looked like an animated conversation with team principal Christian Horner.

The specifics of their chat is known only to them. But sources have suggested that Horner was made fully aware of a growing feeling within the team that, after another qualifying flop for Sergio Perez as he spun off into the gravel at Copse and looked like he was heading to another non-points weekend, the team’s constructors’ championship situation was now a serious cause for concern.

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